New Wave Media

January 25, 2017

Mapping Drone Powered By HYPACK

Southeastern geospatial solutions company SurvTech Solutions, Inc. has selected the NEXUS 800 powered by HYPACK as its aerial mapping solution. 

When asked why the HYPACK Solution was chosen, SurvTech Solutions president David O’Brien said the answer is simple: “Our goal was to acquire upland data simultaneous with subaqueous data and make a seamless point cloud of upland and submerged data. The integration of the Puck with our heading RTK GPS, IMU and sonar was extremely straightforward and HYPACK was there every step of the way. Since that integration, we have been collecting mobile LiDAR with the HYPACK solution from our boats and trucks and are extremely happy with the datasets.” 
On HYPACK tech support, O’Brien said, “Anytime we have an issue, HYPACK tech support is just one phone call away. So HYPACK is already our solution for mobile LiDAR acquisition, so it makes complete sense to stay with the solution that works when moving to the UAV platform.”
“When planning to equip a UAV copter with the Puck sensor, heading RTK GPS, IMU and computer processing board, we realized we would need a commercial grade copter that would be extremely robust and have built in redundancy. When estimating the cost of purchasing the components, including an onboard computer and software that would integrate the LiDAR and position data, we found the NEXUS to be the right solution, based on familiarity with system, quality, price and HYPACK’s technical support. We would be utilizing a mobile LiDAR solution that we were already familiar with, and leave the UAV construction and integration to the experts at HYPACK. All those reasons, combined with their phenomenal tech support would simplify the transition of mobile LiDAR to the UAV platform for SurvTech,” O’Brien said.
The NEXUS 800 powered by HYPACK is a full end-to-end solution that represents a new paradigm in unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) data collection by seamlessly harmonizing LiDAR data with photogrammetry. The NEXUS 800 is an out of the box turnkey system that tightly integrates hardware and software to provide an advanced and seamless solution for LiDAR survey planning, data acquisition, post processing and analysis, and product creation.
The NEXUS 800 UAV represents our commitment to the surveying and mapping community seeking a true end-to-end solution leveraging the various expertises from HYPACK, Infinite Jib, SBG Systems, and Velodyne onto one compact solution. 
Powered by our HYPACK-HYSWEEP mapping software, the operator can plan, acquire, and process the LiDAR and Photogrammetry data onboard a high powered Windows PC and high performance UAV allowing for rapid analysis and product creation of a variety of CAD and GIS formats. 
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